The Humans Who Power(ed) Your Algorithm: The Untold Story of Big Tech’s Curation, Content, & Editorial Teams

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It’s an open secret that every platform uses human curation. As curators and journalists who’ve led these teams, we’ve been too quiet – until today! We’ll lift the lid on our work, explain how we keep watch over the algorithms and share valuable lessons that apply to the Era of AI.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists looking for opportunities within the tech sector
  • Newsroom leaders looking to learn more about news distribution on social platforms


Joanna Geary
Sr. Director, Curation, Twitter (Former)

Carolyn O'Hara

Rachel Richardson
Writer and Consultant, Snap (Former)
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Chi-Chi Zhang
Global Product Lead, Google (Former)

David Smydra
Vice President, Product, POLITICO


David Smydra
Vice President, Product, POLITICO